Fairtrade in South Ayrshire
Ayr Fairtrade Partnership was set up in December 2004 to work towards making Ayr a Fairtrade
Town, encourage greater support of Fairtrade and raise awareness of the FAIRTRADE
Mark. The group is made up of volunteers representing all aspects of the local community
- local businesses, community organisations, churches and South Ayrshire Council.
Ayr was awarded Fairtrade
Town status on 26 February 2007, but there is still plenty of work
to do to further promote Fairtrade in Ayr. We would like to see more and more local
businesses, retailers, caterers, organisations and schools providing Fairtrade products,
increasing the range of Fairtrade products available to everyone in Ayr.
Fairtrade is not about charity, but giving a fair deal to marginalised third world
producers. The best way to support them is to buy Fairtrade products. However, the
Fairtrade Foundation's public education work in the UK and the development of new
products depends on donations and grants.
Visit the Ayr Fairtrade Partnership for more information.
Prestwick first became a Fairtrade Town in 2011 and this status was renewed in 2013. Hopefully this will be
renewed again in 2015. The hard working committee strive to make a variety of Fairtrade products available
to the community through regular stalls at events such as Prestwick Prom and Prestwick Lighting Up. In addition
several schools and Churches have Fairtrade status and frequent stalls and events in the town ensure that
Fairtrade products are available to all. In addition many shops and caterers now offer or use Fairtrade items.
For details and contact information please visit our website www.prestwickfairtrade.org.uk
Troon was awarded Fairtrade Town status on 9 February 2010. Troon
Fairtrade Initiative has been set up to offer help to any business wanting to get
involved. Call Mrs Val Gwynne on 01292 313239 to find out more.